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Friday, April 22, 2005

On this Day

Friday, April 22nd
The 112th day of 2005
There are 253 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History
On April 22, 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of homesteaders staked claims.

On April 22, 1904, Robert J. Oppenheimer, the American nuclear physicist who headed the country's atomic bomb development project, was born. Following his death on Feb. 18, 1967, his obituary appeared in The Times. (
Go to obit.)

On April 22, 1865, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about black and white Civil War veterans.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.